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More than 160 Confederate symbols came down in 2020, SPLC says

More than 160 Confederate symbols came down in 2020, SPLC says

More than 160 Confederate symbols came down last year after the killing of George Floyd prompted a nationwide reckoning with racism. That count comes from the Southern Poverty Law Center, which released new figures Tuesday as part of an update to a report that tracks public symbols associated with the Confederacy across the nation. The…MORE

All-male boardrooms are a thing of the past at Britain’s top companies

All-male boardrooms are a thing of the past at Britain’s top companies

Women now occupy at least one seat on the board of every major British company after a 50% increase in participation rates over five years, according to a report published on Wednesday. While men still dominate the upper ranks of top UK firms, the Hampton Alexander Review found that women now occupy 1,026 board seats…MORE

Investors are betting on a Macy’s revival. Should they be?

Investors are betting on a Macy’s revival. Should they be?

Retailers have been battered by the pandemic, which triggered a plunge in foot traffic and caused demand for products like work clothing to all but evaporate. But stock in Macy’s is now trading close to where it was before Covid-19 rattled markets, while Kohl’s has recovered all its losses. That raises the question: Are these…MORE

Federal judge extends block on Biden deportation pause

Federal judge extends block on Biden deportation pause

A federal judge in Texas ruled late Tuesday that a block on the Biden administration’s deportation pause will remain in effect after having previously halted the moratorium on a temporary basis. Just days into Joe Biden’s presidency, Judge Drew Tipton of the Southern District of Texas, a Trump appointee, blocked the administration’s 100-day pause on…MORE